Proximate provides social communities with several user functions: Messaging, filesharing, and message board. The application is designed to be completely P2P, that is, servers are not needed. It only assumes TCP/IP networking which means that it works over wireless/wired links such as ad hoc WLAN and Ethernet LAN. The application is written in Python for GNU/Linux systems with GTK+ GUI, Nokia N900 being the primary platform.
Proximate was created in co-operation between Tampere University of Technology and Nokia Research Center. The project started at the beginning of 2008.
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Copyright (C) 2008-2011 Nokia Corporation. All rights reserved.
This software is licensed under The Clear BSD license.
See the LICENSE file for more details.
Latest source code is on GitHub: https://github.com/proximate